Up For Auction!
April 15, 2019

Up For Auction!

My students and I were asked to create an auction piece for the annual fundraiser for our local education foundation. The foundation hosts an annual fundraiser and it’s a big gala event. They get sponsors and have a large auction to raise money to support the local pubic school district.  Normally, the middle school does […]

Creative Genius Mini-Murals
April 10, 2018

Creative Genius Mini-Murals

It is difficult to truly impact a large public building with student art. I have planned a few large-scale murals, but time, talent and/or supplies never seemed to materialize, in order to bring them to fruition. My solution? Install enough mini-murals featuring the portraits of creative geniuses that will eventually amass to transform our institutional […]

MAY: Academe
April 10, 2018

MAY: Academe

DETAIL: John Pugh (American; b. 1957). Mural: Academe, 1981. Acrylic on Concrete; 20′ high x 30′ wide. Taylor Hall (now destroyed), California State University, Chico. Photograph courtesy of the artist (artofjohnpugh.com). ONLINE EXTRAS click here for resources related to this art print  Want To Have This Month’s Full-Size Art Print and Lesson Plan For Your Classroom? Order Your Copy of […]

Round and Round
November 10, 2015

Round and Round

As many of you already know, I love to use current, living artists as the inspiration for my art lessons. I feel it makes the content more meaningful for the students because they can see how the concepts they are learning in art class are applied in our world today. One such artist is Matt […]